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Old 06-30-2008, 09:52 AM
 
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Just curious.....it it posible for an off-the-radar place to STILL exist, or are ALL the great places to live currently on top 10 lists?
Is it possible for someone to do their OWN research, and find a great place that ISN"T the top handful of HOT places that are clustered all over the web?
My opinion....all the great places are very much on the radar now......not all appear with REGULARITY on top 10 lists, but ample signs of them appear at least on SOME lists......or am wrong ?
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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All that really comes with top ten lists are the bragging rights. Everyone has a city that fits them
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:16 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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It happens all the time. Most of the people who make these lists don't really have a clue.
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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It depends on what YOU like.
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:37 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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It happens all the time. Most of the people who make these lists don't really have a clue.
I mostly agree. I'd bet that most of those lists are geared to sell magazines more than anything else. Watch them change from year-to-year. "No. 1" this year will be nowhere to be seen (on that list) next year.

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Everyone has a city that fits them
Right. Some people might want 4 distinct seasons. Some might want to play golf year round. Honestly, you can't have it all unless maybe you're retired or rich enough to move with the seasons. Former President and Mrs. Bush spend most of the year in Houston but head for the northeast (Walker point on Cape Cod) when summer rolls around.

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Is it possible for someone to do their OWN research, and find a great place that ISN"T the top handful of HOT places that are clustered all over the web?
I'd make this (OWN research) my No. 1 priority rather than depending on those lists, especially visiting and spending as much time as possible in those cities that might interest you. Of course, not everybody has that option. Many have no choice but must go where they can land a job.
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:43 PM
 
Location: US
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It probably deals with whatever cities throw the most money at Forbes that year. I'm glad my town never shows up on those things. All we need is even more people from California running over here once they find out how cheap the housing is compared to there.

No offense to you guys in Cali, I have a lot of friends from there...I'm just saying..
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:57 PM
 
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(Quote from Eastender) Right. Some people might want 4 distinct seasons. Some might want to play golf year round. Honestly, you can't have it all unless maybe you're retired or rich enough to move with the seasons. Former President and Mrs. Bush spend most of the year in Houston but head for the northeast (Walker point on Cape Cod) when summer rolls around.

***The Bush family has a large residence in SW Maine. Kennebunkport I believe. That is their primary home away from home. Bush was born in New Haven, CT and his father, I believe was born in in the Boston area. Prescott Bush, GHWB's Grandfather was a Senator from Connecticut.

The Kennedy family hangs out on Cape Cod.
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: U.S.A.
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WILWRadio said: ***The Bush family has a large residence in SW Maine. Kennebunkport I believe.
You are right. My mistake. I'll be visiting those places when the weather cools so better get my bearings straight before coming.
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:35 PM
 
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that is a great question handyman, because these top 10 lists are getting out of hand, because it basically symbolizes that this city is better than yours because you suck... i guess im guilty for that a few times, but heres some example threads that have gone a way to far..

http://www.city-data.com/forum/gener...state-why.html

Poll: The best U.S state?

Does anyone think that Indy is the best city in the midwest besides the people who live there?

http://www.city-data.com/forum/gener...o-s-rival.html
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:46 PM
 
Location: moving again
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well yea, its very possible. Many smaller towns/cities are under the radar. For Example, I love to show off Frederick on here (hehe) but it never makes national top 10 lists, not for best small cities, not for best downtown, not anything. But sometimes I view this as a good thing because if it were to be exposed, if would lose its...its thing. And Sometimes things are best kept secrets, or they won't be gems anymore
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